Things To Do In Isla Vista


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  • Maverick Saloon
    For that all-American meal, head to burger house Maverick Saloon. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Maverick Saloon has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Raise your glass at Maverick Saloon's happy hour. Sized just right for big groups, the private room at Maverick Saloon would be an ideal pick for your next birthday party or family gathering. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. The patio seating at Maverick Saloon is perfect for those warm summer days. If you're ready for a show, Maverick Saloon often books live musical groups or a DJ. The burger joint frequently features a DJ, so diners can treat their ears to some of the best beats around town. Those who enjoy dancing can make their mark on the open floor. Volume levels at the burger joint can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music. The burger joint's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Maverick Saloon in jeans and a hoodie. You can also grab your food to go. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Maverick Saloon also offers catering. Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Maverick Saloon. Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Maverick Saloon. You can stop by at almost any time, since Maverick Saloon offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    3687 Sagunto St
    Santa Ynez, CA US
  • Sino West Performing Arts
    Sino West Performing Arts serves as the meeting place of two disciplines: dance and kung fu. Under the tutelage of four experienced instructors, kids and adults learn, hone, and perfect skills in a variety of art forms. Atop sprung floors of recycled rubber and beneath ceilings of repurposed clouds, they practice in one of two airy, well-lit studios. Curricula under the dance umbrella include Chinese dance, tai chi, ballet, Zumba, and yoga, while martial-arts practitioners take classes in Shaolin kung fu, MMA, and weaponry, among others. The class selection is diverse, but no matter the chosen course, enrollees report increased levels of confidence, self-discipline, and bragging rights.
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    5718 Hollister AveSte 105
    Goleta, CA US
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
    The Spanish architecture. The bustling wharf. The cerulean ocean. There are countless sights to see in the Santa Barbara area, which is why Nanco Helicopters tailors each of their aerial tours to the client's need. Passengers take in the passing landmarks and 747 drag races from inside a Robinson R-44, helmed by commercial pilot Taylor Nancarrow.
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    1601 Cook Place
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Zodos Bowling and Beyond
    In bowling, the perfect strike requires a careful calculation of force, spin, and positioning—but Zodo's - Bowling & Beyond injects fun into the physics lesson with 24 gleaming lanes ready to take whatever you can throw at them, provided you've donned the proper fluorescent footwear (each rented shoe half-red, half-green). Healthy competition and the joy of yelling 'strike!' are pretty entertaining all on their own, but Zodo's doesn't stop there—Glow Bowling's atmospheric touches include black lights, a live DJ, and fog. Twice-daily happy hours, wine by the barrel, 40 on-tap beers keep spirits high, and a menu of gourmet pizza, fresh salads, burgers, and more creative fare provide more sustenance than a feast of felled pins. Bowlers can also take a break for other games in the arcade.
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    5925 Calle Real
    Goleta, CA US
  • Metropolitan Camino Real Cinemas
    Family owned and operated since 1923, Metropolitan Theatres unspools blockbuster and art-house independent films at 19 locations in the U.S. and Canada using superior film presentation and digital sound systems. Theatre concession stands dole Coca-Cola products and detonate kernels of popcorn to fill bellies and share with encroaching Godzillas. Snacks in hand, customers sink into seats inside conventional or stadium-style theatres to laugh, gasp, and grimace at star-studded titles, such as The Grey, War Horse, or Hugo. Independent films such as The Artist and The Descendants appease creative tastes.
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    7040 Market Place Drive
    Goleta, CA US
  • Santa Barbara
    Danny Douglas, featured in the Santa Barbara Independent and boasting both a culinary degree and a decade of experience, passes on his kitchen know-how during three-hour cooking classes using local, seasonable cuisine. Novice spatula wielders mingle with fellow students and sip on home-brought beverages as the expert culinarian teaches them how to craft a four-course meal as fresh and elegant as Grandmaster Flash at the opera. An in-season and locally caught seafood dish stars in the tongue-pleasing production alongside locally harvested produce and humanely raised meats. The communal cooking experience bonds couples closer together while solidifying friendships through the art of crafting consumables and dining together on meals on a white tablecloth. Those more interested in letting a chef cook for them may apply their Groupon toward Danny Douglas' catering services.
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    231 Magnolia Avenue
    Goleta, CA US
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